Tampa Bay tight end Jerramy Stevens sat out Sunday's game against St. Louis after police said he was arrested and charged with possessing marijuana.
The former Washington Husky and Seattle Sea-hawk was pulled over in his pickup truck Saturday at 7:05 p.m. for loud music, Tampa, Fla., police spokeswoman Andrea Davis said in a news release. The officer said he smelled marijuana inside the vehicle and found 38 grams, or 1 ounces, of marijuana.
The 30-year-old player was taken to jail and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Buccaneers spokesman Jonathan Grella said the team was “deeply troubled” by the arrest.
“We take such matters quite seriously,” he said. “Obviously Jerramy Stevens will not be playing today and we will treat this matter with the seriousness it deserves.”
Stevens, a former standout at River Ridge High School, was previously convicted of drunken driving in 2007 and pleaded guilty to reckless driving in 2003.
Stevens signed with the Buccaneers in 2007 after spending the first five years of his career with the Seahawks. The former first-round draft pick had 15 receptions for 130 yards and one touchdown last season and has 202 career catches for 2,217 yards and 22 TDs.
IT WAS PICK SIX TIMES EIGHT
One week it’s big hits, the next it’s big picks.
Eight interceptions were returned for touchdowns Sunday, the most since 2003, when 10 were run back for scores.
Linebacker David Bowens led the way with two – for 30 and 64 yards – in the Cleveland Browns’ 30-17 win over the New Orleans Saints. Bowens interceptions led to Drew Brees tying a career high with four passes picked off.
Not to be outdone was Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, who returned one of his NFL-record tying four interceptions 92 yards for a score in Washington’s 17-14 win over the Chicago Bears.
Paramedics rushed to the aid of a member of the officiating sideline chain crew – identified as Al Nastasi Jr. – for Sunday’s game between Cleveland and New Orleans, giving him intravenous fluids and carting him off the field after he was knocked down. The Steelers lost three starters – defensive end Aaron Smith (torn triceps), linebacker LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) and tackle Flozell Adams (ankle) – with injuries in Sunday’s game against Miami.